Acc346 Managerial Accounting: P8-4 RoverPlus, a pet product superstore, is considering pricing

Acc346 Managerial Accounting

PROBLEM 8-4. Determining the Profit-Maximizing Price [LO 1]
RoverPlus, a pet product superstore, is considering pricing a new RoverPlus-labeled dog food. The company will buy the premium dog food from a company in Indiana that packs the product with a RoverPlus label. Rover pays $7 for a 50-pound bag delivered to its store.
The company also sells Royal Dog Food (under the Royal Dog Food label), which it purchases for $10 per 50-pound bag and sells for $17.99. The company currently sells 26,000 bags of Royal Dog Food per month, but that is expected to change when the RoverPlus brand is introduced.
The company will continue to price the Royal Dog Food brand at $17.99. The quantity of RoverPlus and the quantity of Royal Dog Food that will be sold at various prices for Royal are estimated as:
Price RoverPlus Quantity RoverPlus Quantity Royal
7.99 36,000 12,000
8.99 35,500 12,300
9.99 35,000 12,500
10.99 34,000 13,000
11.99 31,000 14,000
12.99 26,000 15,000
13.99 16,000 16,000
14.99 11,000 20,000
15.99 6,000 22,000
For example, if RoverPlus is priced at $7.99, the company will sell 36,000 bags of RoverPlus and 12,000 bags of Royal at $17.99. If the company prices RoverPlus at $15.99, it will sell 6,000 bags of RoverPlus and 22,000 bags of Royal at $17.99. This is 4,000 fewer bags of Royal than is currently being sold.

a. Calculate the profit-maximizing price for the RoverPlus brand, taking into account the effect of the sales of RoverPlus on sales of the Royal Dog Food brand.
b. At the price calculated in part a, what is the incremental profit over the profit earned before the introduction of the RoverPlus-branded dog food?
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